Bahraini police attack, gas protesters

Published February 1st, 2016 - 07:21 GMT

Bahraini regime forces have attacked peaceful protesters calling for the release of prisoners.

Regime forces fired toxic gas and birdshot at protesters in Sitra Island and Daih village outside the capital Manama where Bahrainis staged demonstrations on Sunday.

Activists who called for the demonstrations have promised more protests despite the government crackdown.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of anti-regime protesters have held numerous demonstrations on an almost daily basis in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the Al Khalifa family to relinquish power.

Scores of people have died and many more injured or incarcerated in the ongoing heavy-handed crackdown on demonstrators.

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